As college basketball turns into the home stretch, many of the sport's most celebrated rivalries are gearing up for their second rounds of 2011-12. If some of these rematches are anything like their original versions, college hoops fans are in for a treat.
Duke stole all the headlines last week by stunning North Carolina with a buzzer-beating three in Chapel Hill.
Offensive fireworks were also the order of the day for Missouri, which recaptured a share of the Big 12 lead by toppling Kansas on Marcus Denmon’s nine-point spurt in the final minutes.
Both of those matchups will get encores before season’s end, and they’re not the only high-stakes, high-intensity confrontations to be found in the season’s final weeks. Herein, a chronological look at the 10 best rivalry showdowns left on the regular-season schedule.